BABT Launches World’s First Comprehensive FCC Online Certification Service for Wireless Communicatio

From: TUV Product Service
Published: Fri Feb 05 2010

BABT, the world’s leading Telecommunications Certification Body (TCB), today launches its ‘Online Application Portal’ for manufacturers of wireless communications devices that want to sell products in the USA. BABT is the first TCB in the World to launch such an online product certification service, which allows manufacturers to apply and pay for their product certification on line, with the benefit of reducing costs and time to market.

The new ‘Online Application Portal’ service is designed to simplify the process of gaining authorisation from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the USA. It guarantees a response within one working day, incorporating an optional online payment facility and allowing manufacturers from any location around the world to apply to BABT for product approval.

Jean-Louis Evans, Managing Director of BABT, said: "Manufacturers make a substantial investment in both time and money to develop products within a very competitive marketplace. It is therefore essential that products are brought to market as quickly as possible and the USA is a substantial market that many cannot afford to lose out on. Our new service will help manufacturers of wireless communication products overcome the final hurdle of FCC approval much faster than the traditional paper-based approach, giving them that market access as quickly as possible."

BABT is authorised by the FCC to issue approvals for a wide range of equipment under CFR47, the regulations with which every wireless communications device sold inside the United States must comply. The BABT Online Application Portal is extremely easy to use, and from the applicant’s perspective has four simple steps:

1. The applicant completes online forms and uploads relevant supporting documents.
2. The system automatically calculates the price for product submission.
3. All forms and documents are reviewed by BABT (to ensure that the correct options have been selected, documents uploaded and that the product can be accepted).
4. Product approval is granted within one working day of the online form completion.

About BABT
BABT, an independent company within the TÜV SÜD Group, is the world’s leading Telecommunications Certification Body. Established in 1982, BABT provides compliance and certification services to help equipment vendors bring new products to the market, and network operators ensure that their billing systems are accurate.

BABT has formal appointments under the EU-USA, EU-Canada and EU-Japan Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs), and as a Notified Body in Europe under the LVD, R&TTE and EMC Directives, and is appointed to approve the Metering and Billing systems of UK fixed and mobile telecommunications operators.

BABT is accredited by UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) against EN 45011 (Product Certification Systems) and ISO 17021 (Certification and Registration of Quality Systems).

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